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Jo Gilroy, group sustainability director at Balfour Beatty, shares an update on the company’s ongoing journey towards the Zero Carbon Construction Site of the future at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh. We have some exciting news to share. For the first time on a live Balfour Beatty site, w

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FMB’s Scotland director Gordon Nelson welcomes a recent initiative on construction quality and shares the latest on licensing the construction industry. Quality and high standards. Easily said, much harder to practice and consistently deliver across and within the construction industry. Both a

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Guy Marsden examines how the rise of energy prices has forced businesses to bring forward investment into net zero technology and how Clyde Gateway's first Green Regeneration Innovation District will deliver Scotland's most innovative heating and cooling to existing and future offices at Magenta Bus

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As Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2023 comes to a close, our work in devising ways to attract talented youngsters into the built environment must continue, writes hub South West Scotland chief executive Michael Ross. According to the Construction Skills Network (CSN) report, Scotland will need 19,550

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Spring 2023 will be a significant time for developers as the UK and Scottish governments progress their separate cladding remediation programmes. Each government’s programme is at a different stage. Caroline Maciver (partner) and Lynda Ross (director) from the construction team at law firm Bu

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Mhairi Donaghy, associate director at Scottish Futures Trust, highlights a new report out today that looks at why town centre living (TCL) is important and the reasons investment has been limited.  Scottish society was built around towns and villages. From the traditional clan system to to

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With Scot­land and the rest of the UK con­tin­u­ally miss­ing house­build­ing tar­gets, Fraser Mitchell, part­ner in Shep­herd and Wed­der­burn's Prop­erty and In­fra­struc­ture team, asks: what are the road­blocks to build­ing?

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Brewster Brothers managing director Scott Brewster calls for help from the finance sector to make construction's sustainability aspirations a reality. Over the past few years, the construction industry has taken great strides to embrace sustainable practices. But faced with rising fuel costs, inflat

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Callum Chomczuk, national director, CIH Scotland, illustrates the challenges that may make meeting the ambitious target of 110,000 affordable homes over 10 years unattainable, as set out in Scotland's National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4). That sound you didn’t hear was Parliament agreeing on t

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The case of Muir Construction Limited v Kapital Residential Limited [2017] CSOH 132 served as a timely reminder of the importance for parties to a construction contract to understand the role of pay less notices. As economic uncertainty continues, maintaining cashflows and ensuring the correct amoun

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Housebuilding veteran John Muir shares his focus on the sector’s long-term resilience. This year is the 50th anniversary of Muir Homes building quality homes across Scotland. This landmark comes amidst rising energy prices and an industry bouncing back from the covid pandemic.

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